foliage vs foliation what difference

what is difference between foliage and foliation

English

Alternative forms

  • (archaic, dialectal, nonstandard) foilage
  • (archaic) feuillage

Etymology

From earlier foilage, from Late Middle English ffoylage, from Middle French feuillage. The more recent form is influenced by the Latin etymon folium.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfəʊliɪdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfoʊliɪdʒ/

Noun

foliage (countable and uncountable, plural foliages)

  1. The leaves of plants.
    • Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  2. (short for) Fall foliage.
  3. An architectural ornament representing foliage.

Translations

Anagrams

  • foilage


English

Etymology

From French foliation, from Latin folium (leaf)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation)
    • IPA(key): /fəʊlɪˈeɪʃn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

foliation (countable and uncountable, plural foliations)

  1. (botany) The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
  2. (publishing) The process of forming into pages; pagination.
  3. (botany) The manner in which the young leaves are disposed within the bud.
  4. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
  5. The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
  6. The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments.
    • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  7. (geology) The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of being divided into plates or layers, due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.
    • 1993, Charles A. Baskerville, Fitzhugh T. Lee, Charles A. Ratté, Landslide Hazards in Vermont, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2043, p.18:
      The dominant strike orientation of both bedding and foliation of Vermont bedrock is north or northeasterly.
    • 1996, Eric C. Beam, Modeling Growth and Rotation of Porphyroblasts and Inclusion Trails, D.G. De Paor, Structural Geology and Personal Computers, p.249:
      They show that curved inclusion trails may form even with no coupling, as the porphyroblast overgrows foliation that is deflected around it.
    • 2004, F. Martín-Hernández, C. M. Lüneburg, C. Aubourg, M. Jackson, Magnetic fabric: methods and applications – an introduction, Geological Society of London, Magnetic Fabric: Methods and Applications, p.3:
      In sedimentary rocks, the magnetic foliation results from a combination of depositional processes and diagenetic compaction.
  8. (topology) A set of submanifolds of a given manifold, each of which is of lower dimension than it, but which, taken together, are coextensive with it.
    • 2003, Alberto Candel, Lawrence Conlon, Foliations, Vol.2, p.253:
      We will show that every closed 3-manifold has a foliation of codimension one. In 1952, G. Reeb published his construction of a foliation of the 3-sphere. About twelve years later, W. Lickorish [123] exhibited foliations of codimension one on every closed, orientable 3-manifold.
    • 2004, Paweł Grzegorz Walczak, Dynamics Of Foliations, Groups And Pseudogroups, Monografie Matematyczne: Vol.64, New Series, p.6:
      The simplest example of a foliation is provided by a single submersion F : MN, M and N being manifolds.

Synonyms

  • (process of forming pages): pagination
  • (growth and arrangement of leaves): vernation

Related terms

  • defoliation
  • exfoliate
  • exfoliation
  • foliate
  • folio
  • folium
  • refoliation

Translations

See also

  • cleavage (geology)
  • lineation (geology)

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